How to Get Your Home Ready for an Open Day

If you’re trying to sell your house, hosting an open day for prospective buyers could be one of the best choice you make. In this article, we’re going to look at why open days can be so successful for sellers, along with how to make the most of your property when inviting visitors.


Why are open days a good idea?

Firstly, you want as many people as possible to see your property. The more people you can get to see it, the better chance someone’s going to give you the offer you’re looking for. That’s why open days are such a good idea — you can invite lots of people to visit and potentially even get multiple offers by the end of the day. Not only that, but some people enjoy attending open days more than one-on-one viewings as they’re more relaxed with less pressure on the situation, and they don’t have to arrange a specific time to visit.

A busy open day could also make certain viewers more likely to buy, especially if they see how interested a few other people are. It makes it a more competitive market and gives people a sense that they’ve got to act quick. It could also lead to higher bids as people don’t want to miss out, especially if they know someone else is really interested. Just make sure you advertise your open day clearly and effectively in your local area to get as many people in as possible.

Here are a few tips on how to make your home more attractive for the open day.

1. Give your home a thorough clean


This one must be obvious — you can’t invite lots of potential buyers and expect to sell a dirty house. Clean everything thoroughly and make sure your home is as tidy as possible. While you’ll probably only be showing people the downstairs living spaces, you still want to make sure your other rooms are tidy. Someone could take a wrong turn, or ask to see the bedrooms.

2. Put on some drinks and food


You’ll want people to feel as relaxed and welcome as possible. A few nibbles and drinks could go a long way towards doing this, as could some light music in the background. You’re trying to sell your house, remember — make the environment as pleasant as possible. While there might be a few people who’ll turn up just for the free food, that’s okay. They might love your house so much they’ll put an offer in, or they could tell their friends and family about your house. You want as many people to see your property as possible, and food and drink will help you do this.

3. Use the right furniture

If you’ve got some old and ugly furniture, you might want to put it in storage or out of the way during the open day. You can even consider furniture hire to get some newer pieces that could help sell your home.

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